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Hupac to acquire ERS Railways SWISS intermodal operator Hupac announced on May 2 that it has reached an agreement with Genesee & Wyoming to acquire the entire issued share capital of rail freight operator ERS Railways for €10.4m.
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ETIHAD Rail has awarded a project management consultancy contract to Egis, France, to assist with the expansion of the existing 264km line linking Ruwais and Habshan on the Persian Gulf with Shah. Etihad Rail plans to...
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EUROPEAN railway infrastructure managers formalised a joint response to last summer’s Rastatt incident on May 16, when the International Contingency Management Handbook was unanimously approved at the Rail Net Europe (RNE) general assembly in Sopron,...
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GENESEE & Wyoming Canada has announced that its Huron Central Railway (HCRY) subsidiary will cease operating by the end of the year, citing a lack of funding from the province of Ontario to maintain services...
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THE European Commission (EC) has given the Czech government approval for a state-funded scheme to promote intermodal transport. The Koruna 400m ($US 18.4m) programme aims to incentivise modal shift from road to rail. The funds will...
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MINING company Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) for the autonomous operation of trains serving the group’s Pilbara iron-ore mines in Western Australia. The AutoHaul project...
restoring-the-old-silk-road-pipe-dream-or-serious-proposition?
China’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative is promising to restore the ancient Silk Road trading route and provide significant regional economic development. Kevin Smith examines the political and financial challenges of delivering this mammoth programme...
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POLAND’s largest rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, and Lithuanian Railways (LG) signed an agreement on May 10 pledging to cooperate on measures to streamline the handling of freight at border crossings between the two countries. At...
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SWISS intermodal operator Hupac announced on May 2 that it has reached an agreement with Genesee & Wyoming to acquire the entire issued share capital of rail freight operator ERS Railways for €10.4m. The transaction, which...
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A ceremony was held at Vienna South container terminal on April 27 to mark the arrival of the first intermodal freight train from Chengdu after a 14-day journey on the 9800km route from China. The train...
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SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS published its annual results on April 19, revealing that the company’s rail, bus, and lake shipping services had breached the 1 billion passenger-km barrier for the first time. BLS CEO Mr Bernard...